The 75 greatest NBA players of the 2010s, ranked

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14) Carmelo Anthony

10-time NBA all-star Carmelo Anthony was just 25 years old during the first season of the 2010s and by then he was already one of the best players in the league. That only continued in the new decade, with Anthony averaging 23.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 619 games, first as a member of the Denver Nuggets and then the New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, and Portland Trail Blazers. 

Melo spent most of the decade with the Knicks, and over the first seven seasons of the 2010s, he put up arguably his best numbers, posting 24.7 points, 7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists. That resulted in him making the all-star team every season he was in New York and helping the Knicks to their best season in years. During the 2012–13 season, Melo led the Knicks to a 54–28 record and to the second round of the playoffs, with him finishing third in MVP voting. 

After his time with New York ended, he bounced around, playing for three teams over the final four seasons of the decade, but was primarily a role player for the Thunder, Rockets, and Blazers. Still, he put up the seventh-most points during the decade with a total of 14,783, with his production during that span making him a surefire future Hall of Famer.